Thread: What are you currently reading?

  1. #2101
    The Legacy by John Coyne (1937- )
    Published 1978

  2. #2102
    Just started Sara Collins' The Confessions Of Frannie Langton (2019)
    A "did she do it?" situated in London 1826.

  3. #2103
    Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway. Part of a multi-year project of reading her complete works in (roughly) chronological order. This is her first "masterpiece", and the first one I've found at all difficult to get into.
    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

  4. #2104
    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway. Part of a multi-year project of reading her complete works in (roughly) chronological order. This is her first "masterpiece", and the first one I've found at all difficult to get into.
    Whoa! You're at the beginning of a really spectacular four novel run.

    Difficult? Yep. Rewarding? Yes. In my opinion, the resplendent prose of modernists like Woolf, Faulkner, Forster, Joyce, Conrad, and Lawrence remains unsurpassed. Oh, there's Poe, Undset, Marquez, and a few others, but still...

  5. #2105
    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
    Published 1749

  6. #2106
    Member Lou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Cincinnati-ish
    Posts
    1,218
    The Road to Mars by Eric Idle

    Sci fi novel set in the year 2300. A comedy duo is desperately trying to get to Mars (where are the good clubs are). Aided by their humanoid Carlton, who is
    modeled after David Bowie. Danger, suspense, hijinks, and lots of laughs. This is brilliant!
    A Comfort Zone is not a Life Sentence

  7. #2107
    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    The Road to Mars by Eric Idle

    Sci fi novel set in the year 2300. A comedy duo is desperately trying to get to Mars (where are the good clubs are). Aided by their humanoid Carlton, who is
    modeled after David Bowie. Danger, suspense, hijinks, and lots of laughs. This is brilliant!
    If I remember correctly, there was a promotional quote from Steve Martin on the back cover that says something like: "I laughed. I cried. Then I read the book." -Steve Martin


  8. #2108
    Member Lou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Cincinnati-ish
    Posts
    1,218
    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    If I remember correctly, there was a promotional quote from Steve Martin on the back cover that says something like: "I laughed. I cried. Then I read the book." -Steve Martin

    You are correct sir!
    A Comfort Zone is not a Life Sentence

  9. #2109
    Member Koreabruce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Chuncheon, South Korea
    Posts
    724
    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    The Road to Mars by Eric Idle

    Sci fi novel set in the year 2300. A comedy duo is desperately trying to get to Mars (where are the good clubs are). Aided by their humanoid Carlton, who is
    modeled after David Bowie. Danger, suspense, hijinks, and lots of laughs. This is brilliant!
    I read that one back in the early 2000s. Great book! Idle is obviously a very witty wordsmith and storyteller.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •